With COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe, travel has been out of the question for most of us. If you’ve been working remotely, your movements have even been restricted to the confines of your home. As it turns out, there’s something we can all do for a change of scenery. Yes, it does require a change to your home address.
It might sound ambitious, but moving just got a whole lot easier. Several nations across the globe have launched special visa programs for remote workers. Seeking to support their local communities amidst a deteriorating economic crisis, these countries are opening their borders for visitors who wish to settle and work remotely somewhere new.
Wondering where you can spend your next months of online working? Here are the best destinations for you to choose from.
The Baltic country is one of Europe’s hidden gems. With a population of less than 2 million, Estonia is anything but crowded. You can enjoy working online peacefully from practically anywhere in the nation, with free Wi-Fi hotspots available across its cities. Make sure to benefit from their newly launched Digital Nomad Visa.
If you’re looking to escape the cold season, Aruba is your go-to destination. It counts more sunny days than any other Carribean island and is filled with soft white-sand beaches and marvellous coves. Sustainability high on your priority list? Arube is one of the most eco-friendly islands. Also, four languages are commonly spoken in the Caribbean island (Papiamento, Dutch, Spanish and English), so you won’t have a hard time making your way around.
If you’re looking for somewhere to settle for a long period of time, you might want to consider Mexico. You can now acquire a resident visa of up to four years. Known for its great warm weather and stunning beaches in Baja California or Cancun, Mexico should definitely be on your list.
Whether you want to experience city life or move to a charming countryside, Czech Republic has it all. With a large number of historical UNESCO sites and medieval castles, there are plenty of places to see in the central European country. And it is now welcoming long-term remote workers and freelancers as part of its long-term business visa.
Often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius’s tropical climate will ease your coronavirus anxiety. The East African island, home to over a hundred coastal white-sand beaches, will allow you to stay and work remotely there for up to one year.
If escapism is your word, then Bermuda is your ultimate getaway destination. With stunning pink hued beaches, turquoise waters, and pastel-drenched architecture, the island will bring color back into your life. Their new residency policy is not only open for remote workers but students too.
With around 33 perfect white powdery sand beaches, Anguilla is a little corner of paradise. The Eastern Caribbean island is not short of adventures, from kite surfing and scuba diving to underground cave visits.
The dreamy island is home to stunning white beaches, rich marine life, and the most welcoming people. Often referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Barbados offers the best comfort food you’ll ever taste.
With 16th century architecture in its picturesque capital Quito to the dreamy coves and extraordinary wildlife of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador is a dream come true. Don’t forget to also visit the breathtaking Lake Quilotoa, a perfect destination for peaceful hiking trips.